Safety

School Bus Driver Leaves 2 Students at Bus Stop

Posted on October 8, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Ind. — Video from a nearby home reportedly shows a school bus driver refusing to let two students board the bus because they were not waiting for her at the stop, RTV reports.

Jacob Parham told the news source that his son and a neighbor’s child had ran to catch the bus, but as they were getting ready to board, the driver shut the door and drove off. Parham said he had reached out to the Franklin Township Community Schools transportation department and the school to find out why the bus driver would be allowed to leave, according to RTV 6.

The director of transportation for the school district said that their policy is for students to be at the bus stop five to 10 minutes before their pickup time so students can avoid the dangers of running to catch the bus, the news source reports. The director also told RTV 6 that Parham’s son and the other student had been told more than once about the department's bus pickup policy.

Parham told the news source another school bus driver was able to stop and transport the two boys after the first driver left.

The director of transportation told RTV 6 that the bus driver who left the students is being disciplined and will be required to complete additional training.

To read the full story, go here.

Related Topics: Indiana

Comments ( 10 )
  • BeeBopEh

     | about 2 months ago

    The situation sounds reminisent of others I have been involved with. A high school age girl kept pushing the time constraint coming out of the house later and later. Well beyond that being earlier than scheduled time for the stop. So I leave following the policy. Her mother calls in very miffed saying the daughter frantically waved and running down the driveway in a panic sniff-sniff. Pure crap as usual. After my run I was sent back doing a 40 minute loop to get her to school. It teaches the girl zero respect but the board is happy, the bus company shines and the driver gets zero pay for a private limo like bus ride. In this one they retrained the driver? What; doing the Right thing under camera is Wrong?

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